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Coral discovery equips researchers with new environmental monitoring method

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A rare element discovered in Great Barrier Reef coral skeletons will help scientists understand the environmental history of…
Is habitat restoration actually killing plants in the California wildlands?

January 3, 2019

In 2014, plant biologists with the California Department of Agriculture reported an alarming discovery: native wildflowers and herbs,…
As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve state’s plants

November 20, 2018

As the IPCC warns that we have only 12 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half…
New hope for world’s most endangered mammal

November 13, 2018

Analysing genetic samples from 232 rhinos, researchers from Cardiff University and the University of Venda found that despite…
Human footprint driving mammal extinction crisis

November 13, 2018

Human impacts are the biggest risk factor in the possible extinction of a quarter of all land-based mammals,…
Investing in Coral Reefs could Net Billions, New Analysis Shows

November 7, 2018

Among many other things, the new state-of-climate report by the IPCC brought fresh attention to the possibility that…
Monkey DNA may solve mysteries, help conservation

October 16, 2018

In the 1980s, a group of Peters’ Angolan colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis palliatus) were brought to the United…
Golden Eagles are not endangered, but scientists are getting ready to save them – why?

September 4, 2018

Golden eagles have once been very widespread across Europe, North Asia, North America, North Africa, and Japan. However,…
Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

August 27, 2018

First-year undergraduates are not the only new arrivals on Vanderbilt’s campus this week. Joining them are more than…
Don’t be Shellfish, Plant a Reef: How the Military Uses Oysters to Protect Shores

January 3, 2018

Earle Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey, where the Navy loads some of the military’s most sophisticated weapons…
Reptile Atlas Pinpoints Areas of Conservation Concern

November 6, 2017

Tel Aviv University researchers have completed the world’s first “atlas of life,” contributing a global review and map of…
Conservationists should harness ‘Hollywood effect’ to help wildlife

October 2, 2017

Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Exeter say conservation scientists could work with filmmakers to harness…
Research dog helps scientists save endangered carnivores

September 7, 2017

Scat-sniffing research dogs are helping scientists map out a plan to save reclusive jaguars, pumas, bush dogs and…
Fantastic beasts and why to conserve them

August 29, 2017

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity and the field of conservation needs to consider…
Understanding Salamander Breeding Patterns May Lead to Better Forest Management, Conservation Strategies

August 10, 2017

With changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding…
Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk

July 25, 2017

A new global analysis of forest habitat loss and wildlife extinction risk published in the journal Nature shows…
Changes in conservation planning can benefit vulnerable mammals

July 14, 2017

Right now, a prairie dog in Colorado is busy increasing soil carbon retention, increasing water infiltration, and clipping…
More Milkweeds Located Throughout the Landscape Can Help Conserve Monarchs

July 3, 2017

In a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arizona and partners, scientists developed potential…
Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

June 30, 2017

Loving pandas isn’t just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China’s decades of defending…
Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says

May 15, 2017

A diverse group of the world’s leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for…
Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

April 25, 2017

Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to…
Diversity dividends: The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage

April 6, 2017

A collaboration of scientists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the…
Fossil record should help guide conservation in a changing world

February 12, 2017

Scientists are joining lawyers, policymakers and writers to urge conservationists not only to save species, but also to…
A surprising weapon against climate change – tequila (or agave, to be exact)

December 8, 2016

Ok, maybe not tequila itself, but the plant it is coming from rather. A new study from Newcastle…
Put people at the center of conservation, new study advises

December 7, 2016

People must be part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness…
Optimization Technique Identifies Cost-Effective Biodiversity Corridors

October 1, 2016

A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of…
Urgent action needed to curb catastrophic loss of worldwide wilderness

September 10, 2016

A University of Queensland-led international study released today reports catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over…
Guns, nets and bulldozers driving species loss

August 12, 2016

University of Queensland-led research published in Nature has found that nearly three-quarters of the world’s threatened species are…
Living on borrowed time

July 26, 2016

Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from…
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration

May 16, 2016

Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon…
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